This week, our focus is on organizational structure and strategy implementation. For this critical thinking assignment, read the case study, W.L. Gore (Gore) & Associates: Rethinking Management (Case # 22) from your textbook. In addition, read Chapter 6, “Organizational Structure and Management Systems: The Fundamentals of Strategy Implementation.”
Name and describe a typical company that is organized as a hierarchy.
Describe how the following are practiced at this company—specialization, coordination, cooperation, and control.
How does this company’s structure and management system promote the effective implementation of the company’s strategy?
Describe how the following are practiced at Gore—specialization, coordination, cooperation, and control.
Given that typical control mechanisms are lacking at Gore, how is the company able to effectively operate?
How do Gore’s organizational structure and management systems promote effective strategy implementation?